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A Day In My Life (Updated) + A Giveaway!

May 26, 2017

It’s been almost 3 years since my last Day in the Life post. September 17, 2014. Where does time go? At the time I was living in Toronto and still in the beginning stages of getting THM off the ground. I feel like a different woman, business-person and all-around human is writing this post now. It’s crazy how much can change in a few short years.

But even though I may have changed, I still find these types of posts super creatively inspiring and just all-around fun to share. It feels like OG Healthy Maven when I used to share my weekend recaps. Remember those? Those were the days…

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!
It’s due time for an update Day in the Life post though. For one, a lot of you guys have questions about what I actually do on a daily basis and two, I have a whole different approach towards working, self-care and wellness than I did then. In 2014 I was really into the hustle culture. I felt like I had to do EVERYTHING and while I was producing a lot of work, I was also wasting a lot of time, all while stressing out my body.

I have a much more relaxed approach toward work and definitely prioritize slowing down and taking care of my body ahead of my work. In the process, I’ve become far more productive and subsequently more successful at my job. It’s been crazy to see the results of working smarter and not harder. I should also note that I get a lot more help now than I used to. Cassie manages my social media and podcast details and C does all business development and accounting so not having that on my plate has freed up a lot of time for me to focus on the creative stuff that I love.

And if I’m being totally honest, I was major PMSing on this day. I know my body pretty well and if I’m anywhere near that time of the month, I need to move extra-slowly, not overdo my schedule and really, really take care of my body. I think this day is a pretty good reflection of this. Alright, let’s jump in…

8:00 AM: Wake-up! My alarm went off at 7:30 but I didn’t get out of bed until after 8:00. Sometimes I just need the extra sleep. Bodhi and C snuggles are always the best way to start the day.

Come along for the updated version of the day in the life of The Healthy Maven. From what I eat, to my work schedule, I'm bringing you along for the day!

9:00 AM: Breakfast. After a quick meditation and shower, I got started on breakfast. My usual green smoothie. This one had blueberries, 1/2 banana, protein powder, 2 cups spinach and topped with granola and blackberries. That’s also a matcha latte since I recently quit coffee (OMG!). More on this in another post.

Come along for the updated version of the day in the life of The Healthy Maven. From what I eat, to my work schedule, I'm bringing you along for the day!

9:15 AM: Emails. I ate my breakfast while clearing my inbox. I took a long weekend because of C’s birthday the previous day so things had gotten a bit backed up.

Come along for the updated version of the day in the life of The Healthy Maven. From what I eat, to my work schedule, I'm bringing you along for the day!

10:00 AM: My CSA arrives! I love Tuesdays for this reason…Learn more about my CSA Here. After unpacking it, I spent the next hour preparing for my podcast interview.

Come along for the updated version of the day in the life of The Healthy Maven. From what I eat, to my work schedule, I'm bringing you along for the day!

11:00 AM: Podcast Recording with Joy McCarthy. Stay tuned for next week’s episode with Joy! Yes, that’s a blanket. I was freezing in the office.
12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week’s podcast episode with Erin’s Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

Come along for the updated version of the day in the life of The Healthy Maven. From what I eat, to my work schedule, I'm bringing you along for the day!

12:30 PM: Snack. I was starving at this point so I grabbed a packet of my favorite trail mix, Orchard Valley Harvest‘s Antioxidant Mix. C and I decided to go out to lunch so it was the perfect snack for on-the-go eating. I also try to get in a lot of healthy fats when it’s around that time of the month and Vitamin E (found in the Antioxidant Mix from the cashews and pepitas) has been shown to help with menstrual cramps.

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!
Also Bodhi was VERY into these. Check out these pics…he kills me!

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

1:00 PM: Lunch. C and I walked to a nearby Mexican spot to grab lunch. I got a deconstructed veggie burrito bowl. Wasn’t my favorite meal but did the trick! From there we walked Bodhi around the neighborhood before heading home. After sitting all morning I needed to stretch my legs.

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

2:00 PM: Blog writing and comment responding. I had a few hours of post writing and also got around to responding to comments on the blog. I don’t know if people realize this, but I read every comment that people leave on the blog, on YouTube, on Instagram and elsewhere. I try my best to respond to every single one. Except when people are intentionally very mean…that’s no fun.

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

4:00 PM: Snack. I picked up some peaches at the market in Pt. Reyes station and always like to pair my fruit with nuts for easier absorption. I find that my blood sugar spikes if I eat fruit alone so I pair it with a nut mix like the Orchard Valley Harvest Omega-3 Mix that has Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Omega-3 with 55% of the 1.6 Daily Value of ALA from the almonds, pistachios and walnuts.

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

4:30 PM: Yoga. Again, after a few hours of sitting I needed a break and ending the day with a yoga session is one of my favorites. I switch off between yoga and at-home barre classes, but today I did a video from one of my favorite YouTube yoga channels. Let me know if you guys want to see a post on my favorite YouTube fitness channels!

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

6:00 PM : Dinner. After yoga I got started on dinner since it took an hour or so to cook. We had a turmeric soup/stew that was so cozy and warming. 

12:00 PM: Recording intro and outro to this week's podcast episode with Erin's Inside Job. I generally am working a week out but recorded this one the day before. These are surprisingly challenging to record. I got this one in the first take though!

7:00 PM: My Evening Routine. I pretty much do that same evening routine every night and lots of you guys have been asking that I film it so I finally did! To see the last part of my day/night watch the video below. Hint: it involves lots of diffusing, face masks and chocolate!

Giveaway time! Once again, Orchard Valley has been super generous and is giving away a prize pack of Orchard Valley Harvest and a $50 Visa Gift Card! All you need to do to enter is follow both The Healthy Maven and Orchard Valley Harvest on Instagram and then comment below with your handle. The winner will be selected on Wednesday May 31st at 12:00AM. Open to US residents. Good Luck!giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OVH. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    May 26, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I love hearing about how people organize there days. It’s great that you put in those movement breaks throughout it, I need to work on that!

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    Lindsay
    May 26, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Love these posts. Can’t wait to read your coffee post! Those snacks look so yummy! My IG handle is Ljww10.

    Thanks!

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    Carrie this fit chick
    May 26, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I LOVE day in the life posts! Especially from someone who is working their dream. Please do more of these! IG handle is @thisfitchick
    Carrie this fit chick recently posted…Friday Favorites!

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    Alyssa
    May 26, 2017 at 10:37 am

    IG handle Alyssa_dld

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    Jess B
    May 26, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Love these types of posts! IG- TheCinnamonEffect

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    Jennifer
    May 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

    jmiller31481

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    Brian
    May 26, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Hey, great article. I totally agree – it’s very important to take breaks in your life, but even more so to keep going after your goals 🙂
    Brian recently posted…5 Proven Benefits Of Bench Press (#3 Is WOW)

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    Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
    May 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    YES. Recorded in one take. It’s bc we are superstars. Also, give me Bodhi.
    Erin @ Erin’s Inside Job recently posted…Five Things Friday #139

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    Kelly D
    May 26, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I followed both accounts on instagram(Kellywcu). Thank you!

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    Allison
    May 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Love it! My handle is @throckmortonam

    Have a good weekend!

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    Genevieve Crum
    May 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I would love to see your favorite YouTube workout channels! I’ve been using those more to mix up my workout routine in addition to running, and I did one today that was really fun from Fitness Blender called “The HIIT Routine for People Who Get Bored Easily” haha. My friend recommended it and it was fun just to try a lot of new moves and remember some favorites to use in the future!

    Also, I already follow you on Instagram and followed Orchard Valley Harvest as well, and my Instagram handle is @genevievecrum. 🙂

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    Kay
    May 26, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Loved this post! IG handle: 1024specialkay

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    Genevieve Crum
    May 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Also I would love to know more about the soup recipe you made, as well as your thoughts about the importance of sitting down to dinner together every night and why you make that a priority (especially in a time where many people don’t do that any more). I am currently attending the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, and we just debated the importance of that in our class this past week!

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    Erica
    May 26, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Hey! Can you please do a full skincare routine?! That would be awesome!

    I love diffusing as well – what oils do you use. I’m not sure if I missed it in your videos but I did hear the name of the blends (= also what diffuser do you recommend?

    My IG handle: ericajayne191

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    Mallory Carcich
    May 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Thanks so much for this post, such a great read!

    Insta: Mallorycarcich

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    Anita Kennett
    May 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks so very much for your generosity💕
    anitakennett

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    Gretchen
    May 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for your website and what you do! I currently work as a registered nurse but I’m dreaming of starting up my own blog so I can do that full time. I check your blog almost daily, so thanks for inspiring me!

    And my instagram handle is @grettymelbs

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    Jill
    May 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Does C work for you/your business full-time? Also, have you tried raspberry tea for menstrual cramps? I’ve been using it for the past couple months and really works! I drink a cup on the day I have cramps and they go away within an hour but my sister says if I would drink it more regularly, it would help prevent cramps as well. My IG handle is RunEatSnap. Would love to win some snacks!!
    Jill recently posted…Is a Pre and Post Workout Snack Necessary?

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    Micaela @MindfulMomma
    May 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Fun to hear about your healthy and delicious life!
    IG: mindfulmomma
    Micaela @MindfulMomma recently posted…How to Buy Non-Toxic Beauty and Personal Care Products

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    Alicia @ Bridges Through Life
    May 26, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Love these posts. Following both accounts on instagram @bridgesthroughlife
    Alicia @ Bridges Through Life recently posted…Friday Favorites 5.26.17

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    rust
    May 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    @rusthawk1

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    Ashley @ The Naked Food Life
    May 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Great video! Thanks for showing us that you live a normal life and that you make self-care a priority =)

    I diffuse every night as well. I love lavender and grapefruit and I’m super into Young Living’s Purification blend right now.

    Oh, and that tea sounds so interesting!

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    Alison's Allspice
    May 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Sound like you had a pretty good day! This is a fun post to read, Thanks! @alisonsallspiceblog
    Alison’s Allspice recently posted…Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes

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    Courtney Glausi
    May 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Davida! I always love your posts. I’d also love to win the giveaway! @courtneyglausi. Have a fantastic weekend! My handle is @courtneyglausi

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    HS
    May 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I would love to try cranberry almond cashew mix.
    @kraftmaking

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    DNN
    May 26, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Thank sos much for just being you. I just read your About me section and it’s inspiring. So you only blog 3x weekly and were able to quit your job and work full-time on your blog. WOW!

    How long do you write your posts if you don’t mind me asking?

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    carol clark
    May 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    love there food it is ccntx on instagram

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    Stacia
    May 26, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I would love to see your favorite YouTube fitness channels! When I don’t have time to go to the gym, I’ll use YouTube, so I am always looking for reccomendations. IG handle: staciaseverydayeats

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    Ana
    May 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    @mountaingirl27
    Thanks Dav!!!!

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    Steve Weber
    May 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    IG handle – @groogruxking40

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    KELLY M.
    May 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    My IG handle is @elizabethh0220 🙂

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    Tiffany
    May 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Just discovered your blog 🙂 Really looking forward to listening to your podcasts!!!

    My IG handle is @tgbyerly

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    Allison Gregory
    May 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Great Post!

    IG: @allisongregory1

    Cheers!

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    zoe m
    May 27, 2017 at 4:09 am

    I love ‘day in the life’ posts from bloggers, sometimes it’s fun to get a peek into other lifestyles!! ig: zgnails

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    Kathryn
    May 27, 2017 at 7:08 am

    IG handle @kvennard08

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    Karlie
    May 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Ah i loved this!! my handle is @karlcooks_
    Karlie recently posted…Nut-free Sunflower Flax Granola Bars + Stress

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    Ashley
    May 27, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Ahh I can’t wait to work from home someday! Instagram handle: @smalltownfoodie
    Ashley recently posted…My 2017 Garden: Picking Out Plants

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    Kim Henrichs
    May 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    yum, yum yum!!

    I follow you both! @skyejaden

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    Emily
    May 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I love all the nuts. And I totally agree that nuts + fruit does work well for better absorption. It makes my heart so full and thankful that every bigger blogger (that has a big audience) takes just as much time to read and respond to comments.

    Bodhi is ADORABLE. I can’t get over how cute your dog is. I love dogs. 🙂

    Day in the life posts are fun; I hope you can do more.
    Emily recently posted…Listening to Your Cravings Instead of A Calorie Count

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    Jessica M
    May 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    @jessicaaafitness

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    Toni
    May 28, 2017 at 9:17 am

    My instagram handle is toni.eibner.
    I was already following the Healthy Maven and now I am following Orchard Valley Harvest.
    Thank you!

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    Heather S
    May 28, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Looks fantastic! I would la la LOVE to win. Happy holiday weekend! Cheers!
    xx
    insta (kaizenfashion)

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    Ursula
    May 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Long time reading — first time commenter! IG handle: uacasanova

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    paige c
    May 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    i love trail mixes! my instagram is callahan4021

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    Melissa Wiegand
    May 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I love your posts and your recipes. My Instagram is love_2_run_and_read

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    Jolie
    May 29, 2017 at 10:38 am

    That soup looks cozying – would love to see the rescipe! My insta handle is jolie_cc 🙂

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    Emily @Sinful Nutrition
    May 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Would LOVE to see your Youtube recs! I’m a big fan of yoga with adriene! Following from @sinfulnutrition 🙂
    Emily @Sinful Nutrition recently posted…A Little Somethin’ Sunday #82

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    Betsy Barnes
    May 29, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Great post! Instagram handle: bbpinktaz

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    Loren Salisbury-Park
    May 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I entered the contest. My instagram handle is lorensalisburypark.

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    Kaitlyn @ Powered by Sass
    May 30, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I love day in the life posts! 1. I’m nosy and 2. I love seeing how work-at-home peeps spend their days. My IG handle is @poweredbysass. Fingers crossed!

    http://www.poweredbysass.com
    Kaitlyn @ Powered by Sass recently posted…Sh*t. It’s Swimsuit Season.

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    Felicia
    May 30, 2017 at 9:15 am

    It’s crazy to think that your first Day In The Life post was the first blog post I’ve ever read! I’m still following your journey & you inspired me to blog myself!

    My IG handle: thefeliciarenee

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    DJ
    May 30, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I am following both on Instagram: total_solar_eclipse7279

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    Tim
    May 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    My instagram name is 1froglegs

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    Edie
    May 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    “Except when people are intentionally very mean…that’s no fun.” Hah, girl, I <3 you. People who are intentionally very mean are literally no fun. Keep doing YOU.

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    Artavie
    May 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    artiedugan instagram name ! Soup look delicious.

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    Heather
    May 30, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I have just found your page today! And I love it. I found it via Pinterest. I have recently been organizing and looking at all the different ideas on Pinterest and ive also realized it is a great way to come across blogs. I just love it. I’ve loved the videos and entries you have posted. Thanks for sharing! IG is @hreadling10

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    Michelle
    May 31, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I LOVE BODHI. And this post.
    My user name on Instagram is vegetabowl!

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    Carol Ezovski
    May 31, 2017 at 3:12 am

    My Instagram name is @Cezovski9
    I would love to win this!

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    Gina M
    May 31, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I follow you both on instagram @wildorchid985.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Christina Free
    June 5, 2017 at 3:43 am

    The combinations look scrumptious!

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